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Mental Health
NHS AfC: Band 5
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Sussex Partnership NHS FoundationTrust
Employer type
Selden Centre
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum
Salary period
28/01/2021 23:59

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Staff Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 5

We’re a large NHS Mental Health Trust in South East England. We’re looking for people to help us provide high quality services for the patients, carers and local communities we serve.

We want patients and staff to recommend our organisation as a place where they would be happy for their friends and family to be treated. You can help us do this by bringing your skills, experience and commitment to Sussex Partnership.

Staff nurse band 5 the Selden centre is looking for a staff nurse to join its motivated and dynamic team.

Do you want to experience what it’s like working in an Assessment and Treatment unit with adults with Learning disabilities?

We welcome newly qualified nurses, return to practice nurses and experienced nurses who are looking for a change within their current roles.

The Selden Centre is a modern purpose designed 10 bed inpatient assessment and intervention service for people with learning disabilities.  Its fundamental aim is to support people back to community living. The multi-disciplinary team provides a high quality service for individuals with learning disabilities who require expert intensive assessment, intervention and support.

From this safe and friendly environment our team of 30 multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals offer individualised support with opportunities for 1:1 therapeutic sessions to men and women who are referred into the service because of:

  • escalating needs in the community;
  • placement breakdown requiring reassessment of needs;
  • or step down from a more secure and /or high cost residential/ hospital service.

We believe that people with learning disabilities have the same rights as all members of society and that’s why we place the people who use our services at the heart of what we do. We work with the individual, their families and/or carers, referrers and service providers to determine the outcomes needed.  We work together to assess and develop appropriate interventions and care programmes to nurture the client’s skills.

We work hand in hand with partner agencies and care managers to identify suitable future placements that meet the individual’s identified care and support needs for the future once they are discharged from our service.

Our service has been rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission and we are current winner of clinical team of the year.

What could you bring to our team?

You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated, dynamic and forward thinking. Evidence based practice and innovative ideas are encouraged. Your ability to communicate with service users, families and the public must be of the highest standards, and you must have the ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and under pressure. A person centered outlook is essential to compliment a genuine interest in working with this client group. An ability to lead a shift in a positive manner, ensuring that all care is delivered to the highest standard is what the role demands.

You will be supported with training and development, and there is a robust supervision and appraisal system in place to assist with this.

This post offers a Golden Hello, or a Relocation package up to a maximum of £2000. (pro rata applies and subject to terms and conditions. Please see attached Protocol document).

Want to hear more?

Please contact

Caroline Brett matron

Or Jarod Newbury lead nurse

For more info or an informal chat

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Caroline Brett
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